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The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web of paramilitary organisations following its liberation from IS.

#IWD2020: The Women of Nineveh magazine hopes to give a voice to the women of northern Iraq's diverse religious and ethnic groups.

Yazidi fighters killed 52 civilians in revenge attack: HRW

The New Arab & agencies

Yazidi fighters killed 52 civilians in revenge attack: HRW

Human Rights Watch has alleged that Yazidi fighters in Iraq were responsible for the forced disappearance and killing of 52 civilians in a post-IS retaliation attack.

Amal Clooney urges Iraq to allow IS war-crimes probe

The New Arab & agencies

Amal Clooney urges Iraq to allow IS war-crimes probe

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney Thursday urged Iraq to agree to a UN investigation of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group and bring ...

Mosul's future remains uncertain after a week of fighting

Sara Manisera

Mosul's future remains uncertain after a week of fighting

In-depth: With various actors on the ground fighting for different objectives, the future of Mosul remains uncertain a week into the offensive ...

The New Arab

IS militants 'using Fallujah residents as human shields'

The Islamic State group in Fallujah could be using hundreds of the city's families as human shields, after concentrating them in the city centre, the UN warned on Tuesday.

The New Arab

Iraq: Scores of Yazidi hostages escape from Islamic State

In the second escape of its kind, 29 Yazidi hostages including women and children escaped from Islamic State, taking advantage of weather ...

Sam Hamad

The international betrayal of Aleppo has global implications

Comment: Allowing Russia's air force to bomb the rebel stronghold while it is attacked by Iranian ground troops has caused humanitarian ...

Thomas Schmidinger

A victory for democracy? Turkey's uncertain future

Comment: The future of Erdogan's Turkey largely depends on the Kurdish struggle, but many of these struggles will now take place in the ...

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